Florida Senate - 2010 SB 736
By Senator Garcia
1 A bill to be entitled
2 An act relating to license plates; amending ss.
3 320.08056 and 320.08058, F.S.; creating the Catch Me,
4 Release Me license plate; establishing an annual use
5 fee for the plate; providing for the distribution of
6 use fees received from the sale of the plate;
7 providing an effective date.
9 Be It Enacted by the Legislature of the State of Florida:
11 Section 1. Paragraph (rrr) is added to subsection (4) of
12 section 320.08056, Florida Statutes, to read:
13 320.08056 Specialty license plates.—
14 (4) The following license plate annual use fees shall be
15 collected for the appropriate specialty license plates:
16 (rrr) Catch Me, Release Me license plate, $25.
17 Section 2. Subsection (70) is added to section 320.08058,
18 Florida Statutes, to read:
19 320.08058 Specialty license plates.—
20 (70) CATCH ME, RELEASE ME LICENSE PLATES.—
21 (a) The department shall develop a Catch Me, Release Me
22 license plate as provided in this section. The plates must bear
23 the colors and design approved by the department. The word
24 “Florida” must appear at the top of the plate, and the words
25 “Catch Me, Release Me” must appear at the bottom of the plate.
26 (b) The annual use fees shall be distributed to the Guy
27 Harvey Ocean Foundation, Inc., which shall administer the fees
28 as follows:
29 1. The foundation shall retain the first $60,000 of the
30 annual use fees as direct reimbursement for administrative
31 costs, startup costs, and costs incurred in the development and
32 approval of the plates. Thereafter, up to 15 percent of the
33 annual use fees may be used for administrative costs directly
34 associated with the operation of the foundation and up to 10
35 percent may be used for promotion and marketing of the plate.
36 2. Any remaining funds shall be used by the foundation to
37 fund scientific research related to marine issues, including
38 research of free-ranging pelagic marine species that inhabit,
39 use, or migrate through the waters of this state, and to fund
40 conservation initiatives and education and public outreach
41 programs for school-aged children.
42 Section 3. This act shall take effect October 1, 2010.